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The Biased Mind

How Evolution Shaped our Psychology Including Anecdotes and Tips for Making Sound Decisions

Authors: Boutang, Jérôme, De Lara, Michel

  • A collection of fascinating and entertaining examples to illustrate that our mental biases are more rational than we may believe
  • Provides an understanding of how evolution has shaped human thinking
  • Interprets remarkable and sometimes little known research results
  • Sheds light on human decision-making - in economics but also in relationships
  • Authored by two internationally renowned experts on risk perception
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この書籍について

Using a wealth of anecdotes, data from academic literature, and original research, this very accessible little book highlights how we all struggle to cope with the maelstrom of choices, influences and experiences that come our way. The authors have slogged through piles of dry research papers to provide many wonderful nuggets of information and surprising insights. For example: Why is an upside-down red triangle such a powerful warning sign on the road? What is the best kind of alibi? What makes the number 7 so special? Why is it better to whisper words of love into the left ear? Will that recent marriage last? Why is it that the French eat snails but not slugs? The reader will discover the amazing tools and shortcuts that millennia of evolution have built into our brains. And this knowledge is power! Knowing more about how the human mind connects the dots helps us understand why decision-making is so tricky. With insights from evolutionary psychology, we become better equipped to understand ourselves and others and to interact and communicate more effectively.

著者について

Michel De Lara is an internationally renowned scholar in the mathematics of risk and decision for sustainable management. After having graduated from École Polytechnique, in Paris, he developed his career at École des Ponts ParisTech, in France. He has broad interests that encompass ecology, psychology and economics and has published several books with Springer.

 

Jérôme Boutang is Executive Director of the Center on Atmospheric Pollution and Greenhouse Gases (CITEPA), in Paris, France. With a background in Agronomy and Economics, as well as 25 years of successful international consulting and industry marketing, he has long been confronted with risk perceptions regarding food and environmental issues.

レビュー

“Jerome Boutang and Michel De Lara explore how evolution shaped our psychology, in an attempt to unravel what makes people 'tick'. … subjects are most interesting, and laymen will find a lot of food for thought to munch on. … . I really enjoyed the pace and the authors’ voices – direct, humorous and very reader friendly. … There also some very fun quizzes and exercises that you can take to test how biased you are, which nicely add to engagement.” (Tibi Puiu, zmescience.com, November, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Boutang, Jérôme (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

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  • Embarking On the Mind Tour

    Boutang, Jérôme (et al.)

    Pages 5-18

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  • Better Be Paranoid to Survive

    Boutang, Jérôme (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

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  • We Like Things the Way They Are

    Boutang, Jérôme (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

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  • Our Detective Mind Grasps Clues and Narrates

    Boutang, Jérôme (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

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書籍の購入

イーブック 15,46 €
価格の適用国: Japan (小計)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16519-6
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
  • ファイル形式: PDF, EPUB
  • どの電子書籍リーダーからでもすぐにお読みいただけます。
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ソフトカバー 19,99 €
価格の適用国: Japan (小計)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16518-9
  • 個人のお客様には、世界中どこでも配送料無料でお届けします。
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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書誌情報

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biased Mind
Book Subtitle
How Evolution Shaped our Psychology Including Anecdotes and Tips for Making Sound Decisions
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
イーブック ISBN
978-3-319-16519-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16519-6
ソフトカバー ISBN
978-3-319-16518-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Topics